Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah! For some terrific celebratory music, I suggest the Idelsohn Society's Hanukkah Mix, featuring the likes of Gershon Kingsley, Milton Berle, Johnny Mathis, Neil Diamond, Woody Guthrie, and a dozen more greats.
Idelsohn Society is a non-profit dedicated to the musicology of great old Jewish music. This month, they've opened a pop-up Jewish record store in San Francisco where they're hosting a tremendous line-up of live performances and events. (Boing Boing is honored to be the media sponsor!) Tonight, Zach Rogue plays, tomorrow is Dan Lebowitz and Friends, and Thursday is My First Earthquake's Rebecca Bortman followed by "Gestures of Significance As Seen On TV: Shining A Light on Star Trek." All the events are free. Donations requested.
Freddy deBoer writes that he’s been telling the same joke for years about Silicon Valley’s only product, which might be universalized as “At last, a way to verb with nouns on the internet!” But the social-media techopoly is stable, now, and so the venture capitalists have moved on to the three terrible trends that will […]
Alex Wood is an addict but won’t give up his smartphone. But he has five strategies for limiting its control over him: “I used to wake up tired. My body would ache and my head felt sore, like waking up with a hangover. Finally, I took control, like attending an AA class for addicts, I […]
Bamboo has lots of uses beyond just being panda food. Things like bikes, roads, scaffolding, and musical instruments are made from the fast-growing grass. But unless you are participating in a tropical-themed LARP, you probably wouldn’t want a shirt made from bamboo stalks. So why do bamboo bed sheets make any sense? Because yarn extracted from […]
If you want to work in tech, but don’t have any desire to code web apps to help businesses sell things to other business, you might want to consider a career in cybersecurity. Judging from the apparent complete infiltration of Russian hackers in American cyberspace, it seems fair to speculate that there’s a major shortage of […]
All moms are different. But all moms like getting flowers on Mother’s Day, and that’s a fact (not, however a fact we can document in any fashion.) Instead of getting chewed out for forgetting to call her on the second Sunday of May, you can take care of it ahead of time with Teleflora’s flower […]